Irish Water claims that Limerick pipe treatment chemical is safe

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “WHAT we are proposing to do is safe”.That was the message from Irish Water to local councillors this week when the company explained its plans to run a pilot orthophosphate treatment programme in Limerick.Irish Water officials briefed public representatives this Monday on their plans to reduce lead levels in the city’s drinking water supply. A proposed pilot programme in partnership with the Council, will see an orthophosphate treatment plant added at Limerick City Water Treatment Plant.The programme has the approval of the Health Service Authority (HSE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).According to Irish Water, orthophosphate is a food grade product, normally used in the food and beverage industry, and is safe for human consumption. They claim there is 500 times more phosphorus in a glass of milk than there is in a glass of water that has had the chemical added to it.Irish Water also makes out that the average person takes in between 1,000 and 2,000 milligrammes of phosphorus daily, and the amount which would relate to water treated with orthophosphate would be three milligrammes.Head of asset management at Irish Water, Jerry Grant, maintains that orthophosphate treatment addresses the public health objective in reducing the level of lead dissolved into water passing through lead pipework.“By doing so, it’s possible to reduce lead consumptions levels in a safe way and I would like to reassure people in Limerick that what we are proposing to do is safe. This is not a new method of reducing lead levels. It is, in fact, already being done in many countries for many years,” Mr Grant explained.“One other key element of this pilot programme is to study the environmental effect of its introduction in Ireland. Our expectation, based on the experience in other countries, is that orthophosphate treatment will continue as a mitigation measure for as long as lead pipes remain in properties.“Limerick was chosen as the pilot project because of the high level of properties with lead service pipes and also because the waste water is not discharged into an inland fresh water river or waterway”, he said. Previous articleInformation evening on proposed N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement SchemeNext articleMayor welcomes international students to LIT Alan Jacques WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsIrish Water claims that Limerick pipe treatment chemical is safeBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2015 822 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)Health Service Authority (HSE)Irish Waterlimerick Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Steve Ishmael, the nation’s leading receiver, plays in front of his parents for the 1st time in college

first_img Published on October 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Ishmael injured his hip in the first half, leaving the game for a spell before eventually returning. He was targeted 10 times, finishing with four catches and 41 yards. Despite his lowest totals of the year, Ishmael is Syracuse’s active leader among offensive players with 26 career starts. He ranks ninth in SU history in catches and second on the ACC’s active career receiving yardage list. Through eight games this season, he already has more catches and receiving yards than he has had in any of his previous three.After the game, Ishmael said it was “really good, great,” to play in front of his family, although he would have liked to win for them.Ishmael will get another chance. His mother, Darlene, whom he calls “all of the time,” plans to visit the Carrier Dome before the season ends. She has two chances, Nov. 11 against Wake Forest and Nov. 25 against Boston College. His father, Blessed, who said he attended every single one of Ishmael’s games in high school and watches all of his SU games on TV, will join her.Rocky, Ishmael’s 23-year-old brother, said he received a call last week. It was Ishmael, surprising him with a ticket to the game. Rocky called it “a blessing” to see his younger brother on the field, in person. He smiled when Steve grabbed a first-down reception.The family sat in section 122, row 22. His father wore an orange Syracuse polo and an Atlanta Falcons hat for Steve’s older brother, Kemal, a safety for the Falcons. When Kemal was shown on the stadium video board, Ishmael’s father smiled and pointed to the screen at his son.One of Steve’s brothers, Andre, drove from Orlando to see his brother play. As Ishmael jogged out to the field in the first half, Andre looked back to more than a decade ago. He recalled playing football in front of the family home in North Miami, about five miles from Hard Rock Stadium. He recalled Steve, all of 8 or 9 years old, competing with kids sometimes 10 years older than him. Miami Hurricanes Malek Young defends Ishmael. Photo courtesy of the Miami Herald“He never backed down,” Andre said. “You knew he was going to be special. He had a focus, and he stuck to it.”Ishmael adored Marvin Harrison, an all-time SU great and wide receiver who finished his NFL career ranked ninth in career receiving yards. While Ishmael has not broken as many records as Harrison, he has vaulted himself into being one of the best receivers in SU history, a category he can share with Harrison.Facing a third down in the first quarter, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey slung a ball across the middle to Ishmael. He caught it for a 12-yard gain and first down. Steve’s father, Blessed, jolted up from his seat. He pumped his fist, his eyes beaming.“Yeah,” he said. “That’s my son.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ MIAMI — In a Hard Rock Stadium parking lot, Steve Ishmael huddled with the people who got him to this point. An hour after the game, he took pictures with his mother and father, who saw him play in person for the first time since he was a senior at nearby North Miami Beach (Florida) High School. With headphones sitting on his shoulders outside of the players’ tunnel, Ishmael flashed a wide smile and posed with his parents, his two sisters, his nieces, a family friend and his high school receivers coach.About 15 family members from the Miami area supported Ishmael on Saturday afternoon in Syracuse’s (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) 27-19 loss to the No. 8 Hurricanes (6-0, 4-0). They all came to watch Syracuse University’s senior wide receiver and top target, who entered Saturday with the most catches in college football. They came to cheer him on, which they had not done in person since 2013 at North Miami Beach. Bullet Charlot, his high school receivers coach, called it Ishmael’s homecoming.“I’m so happy just to know my son is doing so great,” Darlene, Ishmael’s mother, said Saturday afternoon during the first quarter.last_img read more